From the "Well, Duh" Files
A rather large thank you to the Kids Lit blog for bringing this article to my attention. It seems that a Canadian study has found a link between libraries and student achievement. Get outta town! And here I just thought they were there for the sake of ambience.
You may think that such studies are self-evident and, as such, obvious. But just so long as there are half-brains like Bruce Sterling out there with big old signs saying The End of Libraries Is Nigh, articles like this one are as important as ever.